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Students determine whether the height of a tennis ball tube or the distance around the tube is greater, or whether they are the same. Using the formula for the circumference and diameter of a sphere, they discuss the word problem, and in small groups invent and carry out a method for solving the problem.
Learners evaluate the friction of tennis sneakers and redesign them to increase friction. In this physics lesson, students calculate starting, sideways and forward stopping friction. Using quantitative data, they prove that redesigning the shoes is necessary to make it safer to use.
Practice throwing abilities by having your students participate in a tennis ball race activity. For this physical education lesson, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a random physical activity in order to move ahead.
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After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering reflection questions. Each team's top six scores are added together for a competitive component. This would be a fun challenge for your STEM or engineering design curriculum.
Recognizing context clues helps learners understand word meaning. They read information about the game of tennis, identify the meanings of bold type words in sentences, and use them to label drawings, write short answers, and complete a concept map. Students write thirteen short answers.
Students explore scoring and positioning of players on a tennis court during a game of tennis. after learning the basics behind the game, students will stand on a court and throw a ball back and forth to practice their positioning. This game is very successful for beginners or less able tennis players, who can still participate fully and learn well.
Seventh graders study deck tennis. In this instructional activity that can be adapted to teach movement, passing and positioning in any sport, 7th graders toss and catch a rubber ring, students of varying abuilities will be able to participate in this style of a game, and the activity works on motor and coordination skills.
Your Junior Highers use an alternative way to practice accuracy of their tennis strokes by playing a game similar to baseball. The purpose is to hit the ball away from your opponents, but within the lines.
Students learn the backhand for use in a tennis match. They complete a proper backhand stroke successfully without feeling frustrated or confused.
A combination of Tennis and Volleyball, this activity will help with court positioning and the volley shot in tennis. They practice volleying the ball and working together in teams.
Sixth graders practice and investigate the game of table tennis while engaging them in various types of levels for play. Each level is defined in the lesson for reference and includes the standard for mastering the basic hitting of the game.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a text about the sport of tennis. Students answer 10 multiple choice questions.
A lesson for high schoolers to learn the basics of tennis in this fast pace game. The variations are more to learn the positioning and progression of play, versus the practice of shots.
Students participate in a table tennis game. In this sports lesson, students are taught the rules of the game and various grips to use. Students practice handling the paddle by dribbling the ball one hundred times.
Groups develop drills designed to improve their teammate's tennis skills. They present their drills to the rest of the class and evaluate their effectiveness.
Students pull directions out of a tennis ball can and read and perform that task. In this reading and physical education lesson plan, students have to read each task inside a tennis ball can and perform a physical task.
Students practice a modified version of paddle tennis. They set up the court and review the elements of the game. Students practice serving and returnig the ball. They practice keeping score.
Tenth graders participate in a warm-up activity. They practice the proper way to grip a tennis racquet. They investigate the forehand ground stroke including the hand, arm and follow through motions. They complete the session by playing a game.
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft materials. The objective is to have it withstand the weight of a tennis ball and the force of air from a fan. A wonderful, complete resource to foster engineering and design skills in youngsters!
Toss & Catch Tennis is a simple drill to practice underhand tossing and catching of a tennis ball. There is no instruction in regards to making this a lesson, but this is a good drill for practicing some strategies. Players have to think about where and how to toss the ball to score a point against their opposing player. It is a little more complicated than it might seem at first because the ball has to bounce in the play area and the opponent has the opportunity to catch it before it bounces twice.